Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Podcast: CSPAN2 BookTV Interview "Acting White"

via C-SPAN - After Words on 11/13/10

Mr. Christie explores the history of the disparaging term "acting white," from its origin during the Reconstruction era to its current use. He discusses the phrase and its impact with Janet Langhart Cohen, author of "My Life in Two Americas."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CSPAN 2 BOOK TV-Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto

CSPAN 2 BOOK TV-Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto by Dick Armey

To listen to this 39 Minute interview on CSPAN 2 BOOK TV video podcast (can stream no need to download or iPod) click here

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Watch Obama's End of Combat Operations in Iraq Speech 8/31/10

My Thoughts:

*Not surprised within first 2 minutes blame Bush came out.

*Didn't like the apologetic tone to the start

*Insincere thanks to the troops

*Admitted this was a campaign political promise point scored.

*Even though this is the end of combat operations, we still have 50,000 troops there. He declared they will all be home by the end of next year. We will see about that.

*Referred to this event of "turn of a page"

*Made a dangerous divisive point about "patriots who supported the war" and "patriots who didn't support the war."

*One thing I did like is towards the end was that he mentioned that the soldiers did their part for America and now it is time for the rest of America for you to do your part at home. But what discourages me about this, is that no one cares and was listening. This news did not make it to the water cooler this week and three days after the speech, when I check the view count on Youtube to see how many people actually viewed the complete speech: part I: 5,310 and part II: 3,710

*Yes he gave some props to the troops but remember this is the same guy who disrespect the flag and protested in 2007 about not wearing an American Flag or Yellow Ribbon on his lapel,  click here for video

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another Missed Opportunity to Tear Down a Wall with Social Media

Obama should back up Google with more than rhetoric: The US should challenge China's "firewall" before the WTO.

Reminds me off the lost opportunity this past summer when twitter buzz began brewing a revolution in Iran, but again Obama missed a "tear down those walls" opportunity.  Then Michael Jackson died and all was forgotten.

Clay Shirky: How social media can make history
This talk asks how can repressive countries and dictators survive in the information age and the power of social media.  It is just a matter of time until they bust at the seams.